Kenneth Oral Reed, 61, son of Oral and Thelma Reed, was born Dec. 26, 1943, near Licking. He died Nov. 24, 2005, at his home at Licking after a 13-year battle with cancer.He married Joyce Darlene Reed March 14, 1964. They had two daughters.Mr. Reed was a farmer at heart and a meat cutter.He was a deacon at Boone Creek Baptist Church.He made many special trips to visit his grandchildren including a flight to Boise Idaho, in August for the birth of his newest granddaughter and namesake. He spent many weekends with his grandson, Marcus, showing him how to farm cattle, drive the tractor and visit the coffee shop.He was preceded in death by his father.Surviving are his wife of the home at Licking; daughters, Shelly Gorman of Rogersville and Teri Patterson of Boise, Idaho; his mother of Licking; sister, Lura Steward of St. Louis; brothers, Ronnie of Licking and Donnie of Foristell; and four grandchildren.Services were Nov. 26 at the Boone Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Bobe and the Rev. James Miller officiating. Burial was in the Boone Creek Cemetery under the direction of Fox Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Boone Creek Baptist Church youth or Hospice of Care. “

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